Davis Love III is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. He has 21 PGA Tour wins, including a major. Former world no. 2, his net worth is $50 million. Here we highlight Davis Love III’s net worth, salary, earnings, biography, family, and more.
About Davis Love III
Davis Milton Love III was born on 13 April 1964 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born to Davis Love Jr. who was a former pro golfer.
Davis Love III played college golf for North Carolina before turning professional in 1985. He has 21 PGA Tour titles, including a major.
He won his only major title in August 1997, at the PGA Championship, at Winged Foot Golf Club. Only 4 players finished under par in the tournament. Love scored an 11-under-par, winning by 5 strokes over Justin Leonard.
Love also won the Players Championship on two occasions, in 1992 and 2003. In 2003, he scored 17-under-par to beat Jay Haas and Padraig Harrington by 6 strokes.
Davis Love III finished T2 1996 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills Country Club. He finished 1-under-par to lose by a stroke to Payne Stewart. Love finished 2nd in the Masters major on two occasions, in 1995 and 1999.
Love captained Team U.S. in the Ryder Cup on two occasions, in 2012 and 2016. He led the team to a 17-11 win over the European side in 2016. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2017.
Davis Love III’s Net Worth and Earnings
The net worth of Davis Love III is $50 million as of 2023. He is the former world no. 2 and the winner of the 1997 PGA Championship.
For winning the 1997 PGA Championship, Love pocketed $470,000 winner’s share. In 1995 and 1996, he finished 2nd at the Masters and U.S. Open, winning $237,600 and $204,801, respectively.
Love won the Players Championship in 1992 and 2003. For winning the title in 2003, he received a lucrative $1,170,000 in prize money. He has earned over $45 million in prize money on the PGA Tour.
Moreover, a huge portion of his earnings comes from endorsement and sponsorship deals. Davis Love owns Love Golf Design, a golf course designing farm. He designed the Dunes course at Diamante in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
A huge portion of Davis Love’s earnings come from endorsements and sponsorship deals. Honda, Acura, Garden & Gun, Cigar Aficionado, etc, are among his sponsorship brands.
|Full Name||Davis Milton Love III|
|Born||13 April 1964|
|Birthplace||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Residence||St. Simons Island, Georgia|
|Height||191 cm (6′ 3″)|
|Current Tour||PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions|
|PGA Tour Wins||21|
|Net Worth||$50 million|
|Children||Alexia, Davis IV (Dru)|
Davis Love III’s Family
Love was born to Davis Love Jr. and Helen, in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was born a day after Davis Love Jr. played the final round of the 1964 Masters.
His father, Davis Love Jr. was a former pro and nationally recognized golf instructor. He was killed in a plane crash in 1988.
Davis IV, the son of Davis Love III is also a pro golfer. He is also known as Dru. Love caddied for his son Dru in the 2017 U.S. Open. They won the Father/Son Challenge in 2018, at Ritz-Carlton Golf Club.
Love’s gorgeous wife is Robin. They reside in St. Simons Island, Georgia. In March 2020, their house at St. Simons Island was destroyed in a fire. The family escaped harmlessly.
Legacy and Record
Love hit the second longest Golf drive in history. A 476-yard (435m) hit at the Mercedes Championship in 2004, 39 yards short of Mike Austin’s record.
A portion of Interstate 95 highway was named after him in 1995. It’s called Davis Love III Highway.
Davis Love III has 21 PGA Tour titles, including a major in the 1997 PGA Championship. The 58-year-old’s net worth is $50 million. His son Dru Davis Love IV is also a pro golfer. Love’s father Davis Love Jr. was a former pro golfer. Davis Love III captained Team U.S. in the 2012 and 2016 Ryder Cups. He resides in St. Simons Island, Georgia.
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